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Hello ! I'd love to hear your comments/opinions/experiences on the 156 1.8 TS engine. I'm especially interested in the Sportwagon. Is it a good engine ? Sporty enough ? Let me know !!
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Should be a lot sportier than the 2.0 focus!! The 2.0 is supposed to be the best in the range tho!
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The 2.0 focus is not bad, but it lacks HP (only 130 !!). That's why I will buy an Alfa... I know the 2.0 JTS is great, but at the moment it is too expensive... That's why I wanted to know if the 1.8 (140 HP) is good enough for a Sportwagon, which I think is quite heavy.
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I`ve had a 2.0 litre Focus,had a 1.6 ts 156 and driven several 2.0ts Alfas.The 2.0 litre Focus is actually probably quicker on paper, than a 1.8ts Sportwagon,but the Alfa engine is so much sweeter,you will be smiling too much to notice the slight prformance shortfall.
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My 1998 1.8 is older, 144 BHP model (0-100 9.4, 210 km/h) and I think is fantastc. Responsive, quick, and non-thirsty.

Model 2002 have only 4 BHP less, so I think, if Sportwagon is not much heavier than sedan, go for it...

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